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Marco Polo Motor Inn - Sydney

42 Parramatta Rd, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales 2130 Australia
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Marco Polo Motor Inn offers budget 3 1/2 star accommodations conveniently located half way between Sydney City CBD and Olympic Park at Homebush.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Children's television networks
Car hire
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Wifi
Snack bar
Vending machine
Taxi service
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Microwave
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
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42 Parramatta Rd, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales 2130 Australia
Marco Polo Motor Inn - Sydney
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Shona C wrote a review Dec 2023
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Nothing like the advertisement, old bed in the middle of an empty room, no bed side tables, disgusting old bathroom with shower worth no screen or curtain, filthy windows and drapes, someone who starts using a blower vac at 8 am for 3 hours, light outside apartment is brighter at night than lights inside, problem with eftpos machine and now my card is cancelled and they charge a surcharge, very poor quality and condition. Would not recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at Marco Polo Motor Inn - Sydney
Responded 10 Dec 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us, we appreciate your feedback. Every room is fitted with at least a Queen-sized bed, along with a table and chair, a wardrobe, a television, a kettle, a microwave and a fridge, an ironing board and iron. We can only apologise if the amenities we provided were not enough for your needs. If you needed further assistance, our staff would have been forthcoming with as much help they can provide. Our housekeeping team work hard to ensure that our premises are clean. We carry out our tasks daily in order to maintain the cleanliness of our facilities and as such, we can only apologise and hope that our guests are able to understand that we need to carry out our responsibilities in order to provide the best service possible. Using an EFTPOS machine comes with extra costs, and as such, we endeavour to be transparent about the surcharge that that service incurs. Once again, thank you for your feedback and we hope to be able to provide the best service when we next see you.
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John F wrote a review Nov 2023
5 contributions2 helpful votes
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It’s a 1960s motel which is rundown and substandard. THE GOOD- attentive staff, free on site parking, good wifi and close proximity to the city. THE BAD - it’s noisy - tiled floors and upstairs guest dropping things, electrically unsafe - power points don’t work or are coming off the wall, mould on the bathroom ceiling, it looks dirty but appears clean, poor internet TV reception - two boxes fixed that! Parking while free can be tight. Watch out for guests arguing at 1am! There is no maintenance on the rooms or motel. We would never stay here again! AVOID.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t waste your time or money staying here.
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Raya A wrote a review Aug 2023
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I really had a good experience with my 2 kids during staying at the marcopolo motel in summer hills, the room cleaned every day, the staff were so friendly and helpful. The location was so good , very close to the train station. I asked about the connection to the Internet and they fixed it very quickly.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: The location is so good, close to the train station.
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Nicholas B wrote a review Mar 2023
13 contributions5 helpful votes
This place should be avoided at all costs I called the property the day before to advise that we (4 people 2 rooms) had to go straight to work from the airport and we would check-in late. The girl was lovely and said "no problem , we have 24 hour reception". Upon arrival the manager told us late checkin will cost us $35 a room and that the girl who had answered my call was "new"? Then i left my Kindle on the bed when we left the next morning(dumb thing to do). I rang about 6 hours later and told I'd be called back after he'd checked ....nothing untill the next day when I finally got through and told it's gone. Anyways Ive stayed in a lot of budget hotels around the world as a musician but this is dodgy as
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Don't stay here and if you do guard your valuables
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Response from , Owner at Marco Polo Motor Inn - Sydney
Responded 31 Mar 2023
Hi Nick, This is to acknowledge your concern regarding the late check in fee, our new staff in training and your lost property. There is a fee for late or early check in and out, as stated on our website. Check-in is permitted between 2 p.m. and 11pm under the standard paid room tariff. The room tariff is subject to a surcharge after 11 p.m. check-in. The manager waited till after 1 am, he didn’t surcharge for 2 rooms instead is only $35. After 10 pm, Taxis and restaurants are too applied surcharge. When items are discovered, we always contact the guests. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we are truly sorry that was not demonstrated to you. We have forwarded your concern to Marco Polo Sydney management team and rest assured that immediate actions are addressed promptly. Once again Nick we apologise for the failure to serve you well. Thank you for letting us know. Your feedback is valuable to us. Regards, Marco Polo Motor Inn Sydney
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Peta wrote a review Jan 2023
13 contributions4 helpful votes
Very disappointed. The rooms do not look like anything in the advertisement or their website, they were small, very old and the bathroom very small and outdated. The only good thing was they did a defence discount, walking distance to public transport and food shops. The room was dusty but the bed and sheets were clean but in the stairwell there was bags of rubbish overflowing and smelly. We were told we could see Sydney city from the rooftop, NO YOU CAN'T so the pictures on the website are also incorrect. We were also told we could fit our vehicle in the lock up compound, NO we couldn't we had to leave our vehicle with all our camping gear out on the street, so parking is not suitable for large family vehicles, must be under 2.4m. Will not be staying again.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from , Owner at Marco Polo Motor Inn - Sydney
Responded 17 Jan 2023
Hi, We appreciate that you took the time to provide feedback. Cleanliness is our top priority. Two housekeeping staff members clean and prepare each room daily. Before the guest's arrival, the supervisor inspects the room. Our members may occasionally commit human errors; please contact our receptionist, who will gladly assist guests and immediately resolve any issues. We consistently take proactive measures to ensure guest satisfaction. Customers may request a re-cleaning of their room. Please direct all concerns to the manager, who will ensure a prompt resolution. The housekeeper replaces the trash bag on each floor's trash can before leaving for the day. Some guests may have left behind trash bags. This was the circumstance on that busy evening, but we have no control over what transpires after the cleaners leave. Upon their next morning's arrival, they immediately replace the trash bags in each floor's trash cans. At 12:30 a.m., a late-night, on-site contractor informed us that he had just emptied the bin on Level 2 because it was overflowing with two additional sealed black garbage bags rather than loose trash. If you had a serious concern, you should have contacted the front desk that evening; additionally, we have been on the roof at midnight watching fireworks. If you had brought it up at the time, you could have avoided leaving a negative review. The Sydney skyline was visible to many people, including your family, during the fireworks display. Your review stated that you were required to "park on the street" with your Toyota Land Cruiser. However, because Parramatta Road is a major thoroughfare, parking is prohibited on the street. Our members recall seeing your Toyota unable to access the parking lot due to the installation of a Lift Kit. We did inform you before your arrival that the height of the parking lot is 2.40 metres. Thus, we had no control over what our guests placed on the roofs of their vehicles, which caused them to exceed the height limit. Your vehicle was never in danger, as it was always visible from the front desk and a security camera was installed next to it on the hotel's front lawn, where it was parked. In addition to the over thirty-five, covered, free secure parking lots, there are two ample parking spots in front of the building for your vehicle and the bus coach. The Marco Polo Sydney accommodation is conveniently located near major tourist areas, interstates and city highways, parks, swimming pools, fast food restaurants, supermarkets, a bus stop, the train station and light rail are within 400 metres on foot, the CBD, Sydney Olympic Park, and Sydney airports are also nearby. Multiple generations of families and guests have stayed at the Marco Polo Sydney budget hotel. Marco Polo Sydney team members make every effort to ensure that our guests are as comfortable as possible. Regards, Marco Polo Motor Inn Sydney
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Veletta15 wrote a review Jan 2023
Grafton, Australia18 contributions9 helpful votes
Budget price, clean, quiet, very secure free parking , free WiFi. Easy check in, close to transport. This motel provides everything you need at a basic price point. Friendly staff to be honest it is hard for me to find a negative.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Mal E wrote a review Dec 2022
Canberra, Australia275 contributions135 helpful votes
Conveniently located close to the city with budget pricing. Room was clean and with the usual facilities. Staff were courteous and helpful. Parking was secure but very tight for bigger family vehicles
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Lorraine R wrote a review Nov 2022
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Very dusty place needs a very thorough vacuuming .Very difficult to get the desk staff to answer the phone & no maid service to make beds & tidy room ,which should happen at all motels .I won't be staying there again ,most disappointed .Parking spaces are far to small
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gerko G wrote a review June 2022
Greater Sydney, Australia77 contributions34 helpful votes
Seems to have some poor reviews but I was very happy there for an overnight. Room was clean, bathroom stocked with all the amenities and the bed was comfy. Only criticism is from my wife who said too much outside lighting coming into the room. For the price it was very good value.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cherie W wrote a review Mar 2022
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I recently stayed here with my husband and young son. I have given it a 1 star rating for the ease of parking, friendly management and location. Sadly that’s all it has going for it. Yes it’s a budget hotel, however I still expected some services. The building is pretty run down, however this wasn’t the issue. The room wasn’t warm or welcoming for a family. Tiles on the floors, not great when you have a toddler who likes to play on the floor. The room was dirty, someone else’s soap in the bathroom and signs of mould in the bathrooms. Sheets didn’t fit the beds and came off during the night. If you stay here, don’t expect a good nights sleep, as the lights from outside shine through the old 80s style glass above the entrance doors. Also don’t expect your room to be serviced. After discovering the room wasn’t serviced the first day, we asked for fresh towels and requested our room to be on the service list for the following day. No problems was the response. However the next day came and again no service was done. WIFI also did not work. The other guests also made me feel uneasy. Do not recommend for a family or for more than a quick overnight stay. Faulty towers came to my mind!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Which popular attractions are close to Marco Polo Motor Inn - Sydney?
Nearby attractions include Troll Tours (1.1 km), The Temperance Society (0.6 km), and Ashfield Park (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marco Polo Motor Inn - Sydney?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Marco Polo Motor Inn - Sydney?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Marco Polo Motor Inn - Sydney?
Guests can enjoy a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Marco Polo Motor Inn - Sydney?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marco Polo Motor Inn - Sydney?
Conveniently located restaurants include One Penny Red, Bistro Cocotte, and La Disfida.
Is Marco Polo Motor Inn - Sydney located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Summer Hill.
Are any cleaning services offered at Marco Polo Motor Inn - Sydney?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Marco Polo Motor Inn - Sydney?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Hindi, and Vietnamese.
Are there any historical sites close to Marco Polo Motor Inn - Sydney?
Many travellers enjoy visiting State Theatre (6.3 km), Anzac Memorial (6.5 km), and St. Mary's Cathedral (6.8 km).